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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 19, 2016 03:02PM

I was convinced this afternoon by my Vair mentor to go for the front disc brake setup for my Monza. He will be helping me with the install. Parts have been ordered.

He is also helping with the block measurements this next week.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 22, 2016 05:02PM

Tom Sent me a few photos of the work being done on the heads.
His latest status is:

He was able to finish all guides and got them installed. I'll be reaming then honing them to size this week.

Next step is to machine for the new big seats.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 22, 2016 05:03PM

and the last 2 photos.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 27, 2016 04:02PM

Only work done on engine this week was cleaning and polishing a oil pump cover plate.

Donna was working on cleaning up the rear covers so we can pick the best one for our engine. (I was trying to get an 18 hp lawn tractor engine running).

Received a NOS thermistor for this engine. Also received a NOS back up light switch for the transmission.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: tknobby ()
Date: February 29, 2016 11:42AM

Had to put the next step on hold. My reamer had finally gotten dull - had this one for several years. My new reamer just arrived at lunch time. Solid carbide, .3425" from Goodson Tools. Ouch!! But the only reamer I'll use...

Now on to reaming guides.

T...

Tom Knoblauch
San Antonio, TX
AmericanFlat6.com

'64 Spyder Vert Big Valve heads EFI Custom roller cam front disc brakes on 2" drop spindles
'65 Vert 95 EFI 4spd
'65 Monza Coupe 95 w/ Thomas Tribute 110 heads 2 2bbl 40MM Webers 140 exh tubes and logs PG w/ high stall Converter
'66 Monza Coupe 3.0L EFI 4spd
'68 Monza Coupe 140 3.0L EFI Slide Throttle 4spd

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 29, 2016 12:00PM

New tools work better and leave better results. Glad you found it before you got really started. I don't mind the delay.

Still in process of getting crankshaft nitrided. 5 still in machine shop. Hopefully they will be out this week.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: tknobby ()
Date: February 29, 2016 12:35PM

Al,

I new I had a problem with the reamer. I was having to hone each guide to size after reaming. I just didn't want to wear out the hone also. The new reamer will be so precise that reaming will get the guide bore to size in one shot.

T...

Tom Knoblauch
San Antonio, TX
AmericanFlat6.com

'64 Spyder Vert Big Valve heads EFI Custom roller cam front disc brakes on 2" drop spindles
'65 Vert 95 EFI 4spd
'65 Monza Coupe 95 w/ Thomas Tribute 110 heads 2 2bbl 40MM Webers 140 exh tubes and logs PG w/ high stall Converter
'66 Monza Coupe 3.0L EFI 4spd
'68 Monza Coupe 140 3.0L EFI Slide Throttle 4spd

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 07, 2016 06:58PM

Tom sent word that guide reaming is completed and he is now working on seats. Exhaust seat first.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 10, 2016 05:39PM

Tom sent me the latest on the head rework he is doing to my 110 heads.


Started on the intake seat registers. First one cut before the weather chased me in. First picture is of the cut to set the seat top position. Second picture is of the finished cut to depth.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 13, 2016 08:37AM

Tom sent the following info.

Seats installed. Next is stress relieve the aluminum. Then cutting the seats with the 3D cutters.

Looking real good. Got to get these crankshafts finished up so I can be ready for the heads.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 14, 2016 09:35AM

Some more info from Tom. He has been busy this weekend.

Just cut the first intake seats. Second head is in the mill for tomorrow. Exhaust after the intakes are finished. Then onto blending and chamber work.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 16, 2016 05:31PM

Here is last info and photo Tom sent.


Here is the last intake seat I've cut. Just a view of the tooling I use.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Scott V ()
Date: March 16, 2016 06:49PM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> Then cutting the seats with the 3D cutters.

whats a 3d cutter? dont all valve seats get cut in 3d?

-Scott V.

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: March 17, 2016 05:10AM

""whats a 3d cutter? dont all valve seats get cut in 3d?""

What I call a 3D cutter is one that cuts three angles with one tool in one pass, as opposed to using three different cutters and three passes.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: tknobby ()
Date: March 17, 2016 05:51AM

What J O said...

T...

Tom Knoblauch
San Antonio, TX
AmericanFlat6.com

'64 Spyder Vert Big Valve heads EFI Custom roller cam front disc brakes on 2" drop spindles
'65 Vert 95 EFI 4spd
'65 Monza Coupe 95 w/ Thomas Tribute 110 heads 2 2bbl 40MM Webers 140 exh tubes and logs PG w/ high stall Converter
'66 Monza Coupe 3.0L EFI 4spd
'68 Monza Coupe 140 3.0L EFI Slide Throttle 4spd

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 19, 2016 08:23AM

Not much has happened on this project since I am working on getting the crankshafts nitrided.

I did order Brad Penn oil for my currently installed engine and enough for 2 oil changes when the Big Valve engine is in the car.

Type of oil bought is BRAD PENN® PENN-GRADE 1® Partial Synthetic SAE 10W-30.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: March 20, 2016 07:06AM

My choice of oil also. AND approved by Richard1!!

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 22, 2016 04:28AM

Tom sent me the following with the latest photo. Upper head is the left head. Photo rotated for some unknown reason.

The latest. Upper head has ports and chambers blended with a die grinder. Lower has that plus smoothed up with a sanding roll. Getting very close.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: March 22, 2016 05:09PM

I'm in awe...this is beautiful...

kenzen
66 Monza Coupe 110/PG
Bel Air, MD

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Re: 110 Engine Big 1.72" Valve Mod Project (Bill Thomas Tribute heads)
Posted by: Shaker455 ()
Date: March 27, 2016 07:34AM

Very Nice!

Jeff
Granite State NH

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